"Going back to a simpler life based on living by sufficiency rather than excess is not a step backward."
- Yvon Chouinard.
Team Biksthang advocates a sustainable way of life by trying to procure all our resources from the farm and the village community itself. We are elated to state that we were the winners in Gold for the 'Best Community Based Homestay Project' at the first Indian Responsible Tourism Award ceremony organised by the Outlook Traveller Group in 2017, Delhi.
. The water we use and drink ourselves is fresh filtered spring water - tested and certified for drinking and other uses.
. We grow our own rice and lentils, serve fresh, natural seasonal vegetables and fruits, in addition all our dairy produce is from our in-house dairy.
. The traditional brew - "Seychhang" (millet beer) honorific for 'Chhang', 'Chi' or 'Tongba' in the various regional languages, are also grown in our fields and fermented using ancient recipes and procedures, that has been a hit among our honoured guests.
. We use our own tea leaves from the tea plantations around the farm.
. We provide our guests with organic loofahs / scrubs grown in the farm and sometimes sourced from the village if and as required.
. Menchu- our traditional spa, using local medicinal herbs and ingredients, follows a ancient secret traditional method for preparation and therefore requires at least an advance notice of 24 hour before booking a slot.
. We are actively involved at maintaining the village monastery and other places of historical and social significance in the village for generations.